December 16th, 2013
11:33 AM ET

Police Recordings Reveal Montana Newlywed's Lies

In a dramatic turn during her murder trial, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a plea deal and recounted how she pushed her new husband over a Montana cliff last summer.

"It was a reckless act," she told the judge who demanded the truth of what happened to Cody Johnson, her husband of eight days, in Glacier National Park in July.

"I just pushed," she stated.

The newlywed couple was arguing when he grabbed her and she told him, "Let go."

She thought he was going to hold her down. She put one hand on his back and another on his shoulder and then pushed him face-first to his death, she told the court.

And now, police recordings from two days after the man disappeared show just how her story changed.

Police: What's going on as far as where he might have gone or who he might be with?

Jordan: Well, I got a message that he was going to go for a ride with some of his out of town buddies that were visiting.

The next day, in an interview with detectives, she stood by her story but also said she got an email from someone named Tony who told her Cody was dead.

The email was traced back to a computer in Graham's parents' house. She sent it to herself.

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